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    Posted: January 25 2007 at 2:04pm

Did the Brits use a olive drab green sling or a khaki sling in the ETO during WWII w/ the No. 4 Mk.1*?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote allan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2007 at 3:49pm
i always thought the green slings and webbing was for the jungle theatres..i know oz troops blancoed their gear when they finished up in north africa and went on to push the japs out new guinea \ pacific region.someone else might have some thoughts
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What rifle do you have? And is there a regiment number on it. get me that information and I will give you the correct sling color.

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I have 1 painted white, & one Khaki
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CM- I have a US PROPERTY  no.4 mark1* Savage 56C2689 it has a B faintly stamped just below the receiver below the serial # and also on the mag below the S.  From what I am learning this may mean it was repaired at BSA Shirley during WWII???  No regiment #'s on it at all.  I bought it at a sportingoods store in OR and has a Century International Arms, Georgia, VT .303 USA digital looking stamp on it.  I got it for christmas and have yet to fire it.  Can't wait to get it sighted in for Mulies and Elk!!  I just wanted to have the authentic sling color for it.  It came with a khaki sling.  Any info would be much appreciated as I am enthuastic about learning.  Thanks
 
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One thing your gonna find about hunting with it, Ranger.Your gonna curse yourself for using a military sling! She may not feel heavy to you now...wait till your out hunting with her & she begins to put t he wieght on as the minutes tick by.(Like a woman) & that sling cuts into your shoulder.Use the military sling for display...but buy a good wide padded sling for hunting
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i with you on that hoadie..she'll start to dig in a and bite the shoulder...but thats all part of the fun eh? ive never carried mine for more that an hour or so at a time..so ill put up with it.

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 Ranger You can still get blanco in green or brown to colour the slings and webbing. The Green Howards had green webbing. CM should be able to match the colour with the regimental number.
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http://www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/inf/019Green.htm#bh
 
 Web site link for the Green Howards if you want to have a look.
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Thanks Hoadie and Allan for the tips, I think I will try the orig. sling at first to see what kind of man I really am, I mean if the boys in WWII used it why can't I?  LOL  Also I plan on hunting with a 180 grain Remington Core Lokt.  Is that a good round for Deer and Elk?  
 
Thanks Tony for the link quite a great history there on the Green Howards.  I think it maybe difficult to track my rifle back to a particular Regiment.  Who knows, maybe CM?????
 
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180 grn is OK for deer & elk.I prefer 150 for deer, myself.180 OR 150 for Elk, its whatever your comfy with, mate! Take her someplace to shoot & use BOTH rounds.Note the difference in the two rounds.You'll see a bit of a drop with the 180 over 150.I don't like to damage more meat than necessary, so I'm comfy with 150.I almost shot an Elk by accident a year ago.
Remington makes good stuff.I got it in my safe, here - in 150 & 180
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Thanks Hoadie I will try them both out!
 
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Also, was the statement in my 2nd post this topic correct regarding the B stamp on my Savage No4 Mk1*?  Thanks in advance you guys have been great with new info for a rookie like me.
 
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